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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 19, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports World Series Restart Set Page ISA A Quick Read Spanish Writer Captures Nobel STpCKHOLM Sweden AP Spanish novelist and essayist Camilo Jose Cela who used the horrors of the Spanish Civil War to infuse his work with an often grotesque and vi olent imagery today won the Nobel Prize in literature Cela 73 was cited by the Swedish Academy for his rich and intensive prose which with restrained com passion forms a challenging vision of mans vulnerability Cela said he felt he shared the award with many other Spanish and Latin American writers For me this is something Im very proud of Cela told Spanish Na tional Radio from his home in Gua dalajara Spain I offer it to all of literature in Spanish I believe that other authors Spanish and Latin American who write in Spanish could also have won it for the same reasons as I but in the end I won it and Im very very happy Celas best known work is the 1942 novel The Family of Pascual Duarte in which he created a new literary style known as tremen dismo emphasizing violence and grotesque imagery Greenwood Teacher Named States Best GREENWOOD AP South Car olinas Teacher of the Year says each day is important in the educa tion of her students try to approach every day as if it were the last day each of my stu dents will experience teaching and that I am the only role model they know Maria Pyles said The state Department of Educa tion named the 49yearold Laurens resident Teacher of Year on Monday after interviewing her and five other finalists but its decision was not made public until Wednesday Very early I decided that I would become a teacher Mrs Pyles said My first ambition never changed Even after spending 23 years in the classroom I still enjoy teaching Mrs Pyles has spent her career in Greenwood teaching history geogra phy and government classes She currently teaches government to students Ive taught a number of different courses over the years so I havent gotten bogged down in the same thing she said Weather Temperatures Drop Increasingly cloudy skies and dropping temperatures are forecast tonight The low will be in the mid 30s Tomorrow will be partly sunny and cooler with a high in the low 50s Please see Page 8A for details Deaths John M Baxter Fairfax Debra M Bodie North Augusta CW Carpenter Augusta JuliaS Coleman Edgefield Robert W Holmes Aiken Vivian S McCullough Aiken Bernice L Rackely Sylvania Ga Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar9A Classifieds48 Comics28 Crossword78 Cryptoquote58 DearAbby28 Local Front18 Obituaries6A Opinions10A Sports13A Television28 Weather8A loge2A Galileo Probe On Way To Jupiter USCA Group Discusses Langley Pond Sfemfeftft Thursday October 191989 Aiken South Carolina VoU122Nov2BO Disaster Help Pours In From Nation Around The World By ARTHUR ALLEN Associated Press Writer Private groups and officials from To kyo to London to Charleston offered help to the ruptured San Francisco Bay area but some said relief for the earthquake could drain coffers already strained by previous disasters Los Angeles long San Franciscos West Coast competitor but equally at the mercy of the San Andreas Fault quickly shipped doctors sonic equipment and fire investigators to the Bay Area Related StoriesPages 8A12A The mayor of a sister city in disaster Charlestons Joseph P Riley Jr sent a plane load of drinking water a symbolic return of the support his city got after Hugo I know we still have and will have great needs here and charity certainly begins at home Riley said However it would be wrong for this community not to reach in our pockets and contrib ute to those who are hurt and suffering right now San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos has estimated damage billion in his city alone The Salvation Army had the food cook ing almost before the earth quit shaking in Northern California while the Red Cross opened the doors and unfolded cots in 25 shelters We dont wait for anybody said Col Leon Ferraez communications director of the Salvation Army Were there the minute the news is on According to Ferraez the organization dispatched 12 mobile canteens to the hardesthit earthquake areas within min utes All Salvation Army centers in the Bay Area including 34 community ser vice centers and scores of other units have been turned over to the relief effort Los Angeles donated sonic equipment to help detect sounds of people trapped in rubble And officials in Los Alamos NM dispatched a device used to locate survivors of last years Armenian quake Israel offered the services of a special Please See DISASTER Page 8A Bay Area Jittery From Aftershocks Optimism Dims On Uncovering More Survivors SKILL AT DARTS Fairgoers Iry their skill at a game of darts and hopefully a prize at the Aiken Jaycee Staff Photo By David Kidwell County Fair The fair opened Tuesday night and continues through Sunday Willing Back In Court For Sentencing By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Sentencing for Aiken businessman Ed ward F Willing Sr 56 convicted on three counts of an indictment charging him with dealing in stolen automobiles was set for 11 am today in Aiken County General Sessions Court Willing owner and operator of Auto and Truck Parts Inc was found guilty late Wednesday by a jury that de liberated about 90 minutes before return ing its verdict Willing could receive as much as 20 years in jail and fines amounting to B Henderson Johnson and James E Whittle Jr Willings attorneys served notice they would appeal They have 10 days to file the appeal petition The jury which heard 14 state witness es in the trial that started Tuesday morn ing found Willing guilty of charges that he possessed vehicles with altered serial numbers tampered with serial numbers and sold vehicles from a location known to be a chop shop A chop shop is law enforcement Ian 2 More Stolen Cars Linked To Willing By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Minutes after Edward F Willing Sr was found guilty Wednesday of conduct ing a business in stolen vehicles au thorities said the convicted business man has been linked to two stolen cars confiscated Friday Sheriff Carrol G Heath said deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents recovered the cars from Willings salvage yard and an Aiken attorney The sheriff identified the attorney as C LaVaun Fox a former Second Judi cial Circuit solicitor now in private practice We understand Mr Willing had loaned the car to Mr Fox Heath said Heath identified the cars as a 1985 Mercedes stolen on June 30 1985 in Charleston and a 1984 Cadillac stolen in Greenville on March 41984 Heath said the Mercedes was recov ered at Auto and Truck Parts Inc on US 1 between Aiken and Granite ville and the Cadillac at the home of Please See 2 MORE Page 8A guage for a place where automobiles are cut up and the parts interchanged with others in order to prevent tracking their origin Presiding Judge John H Waller Jr de layed sentencing until today at the re quest of Willings attorneys Johnson also received permission from the judge to be replaced as Willings counsel in other cases brought by the Please See WILLING Page 8A By ROBERT DVORCHAK AP National Writer SAN FRANCISCO Three strong af tershocks from this weeks catastrophic earthquake rattled Northern California today Workers dug into a milelong slab of collapsed freeway with fading hopes that anyone might be alive The quake killed more than 270 people most in the high way cavein An aftershock that measured 50 on the Richter scale struck at am and was centered near Watsonville and about 10 miles south of Santa Cruz according to the state Office of Emergency Services It was real strong said Kelly John ston an admitting clerk at AMI Commu nity Hospital in Santa Cruz I ran to the doorway Most people were just standing there frozen Two other tremors in the area mea sured 45 The aftershocks caused the damaged steeple of a church in Watson ville to crash to the ground and some further damage to buildings in Santa Cruz near the epicenter of Tuesdays quake state officials said As of early today more than 1400 af tershocks were recorded The strongest 52 on the Richter scale struck within 40 minutes of initial jolt according the Unit ed States Geological Survey An earthquake of 4 on the Richter scale can cause moderate damage and a mag nitude 5 quake can cause considerable damage On Wednesday Gov George Deukme jian demanded an investigation into the collapse of Interstate 880 in Oakland say ing it should have been built to withstand the devastating force of Tuesdays earthquake The collapse raises troubling ques tions for the entire state in terms of the construction of our freeways Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson said Largely because of the collapse of I 880 known as the Nimitz Freeway the quake was the second deadliest in US history It killed an estimated 270 people 250 of them in the rubble of the Nimitz and crippled transportation electric power and commerce in the nations fourth largest metropolitan area Besides the commuters crushed in the freeway collapse at least 21 people died in San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties State officials said 1400 people were injured throughout the Bay area although hospitals said they treated 2750 people many for chest pains San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos said the quake caused billion worth of de struction in his city alone Hope was fading however that anyone would be found alive beneath the devas tation in San Franciscos Marina district Please See BAY Page 8A Clothing Shows Lone Price Increase By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Consumer prices in September rose an unexpectedly modest 02 percent with most prices virtually un changed except for a sharp rise in cloth ing costs the government said today Energy prices which had climbed sharply at the wholesale level raising the expectation of an increase on the retail level fell for the fourth consecutive month in September the Labor Depart ment said The report triggered an announcement that the nations 389 million Social Secu rity recipients will get a 47 percent bene fit increase in January to offset the ef fects of inflation over the past year The costofliving increase is deter mined by comparing the Consumer Price Index in the JulySeptember quarter with the same period of last year The average recipient will see his or her benefits increased by a month to At the same time the cap on Social Security payroll taxes will rise Workers will have to pay the tax on their first in wages up from Consumer prices rose at a high annual rate of 67 percent for the first five months of the year driven up by rising gasoline prices However the index has risen only 02 percent or remained flat in each of the last four months bringing the annual rate down to 44 percent for the first three quarters the same as the rate for all of 1988 and 1987 Gasoline prices down 22 percent in September have declined 93 percent in the past four months after increasing 212 percent in the first five months of the year Consumer Prices   

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